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Inuit Art Foundation – IAQ article on the IFVA

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

IAQ news article – March 16, 2017: http://iaq.inuitartfoundation.org/inuit-film-video-archive/

 

For Immediate Release: Inuit Film and Video Archives Moving Forward

Friday, March 10th, 2017

(March 8, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) has made considerable progress with the Inuit Film and Video Archives (IFVA) as it works to fulfill its vision, which is:

A place where IBC’s collection, and ultimately portions of the collections of other holders of Inuit film and video, can be: preserved through digitization, physically and electronically protected, managed by a trained archivist, promoted publicly, accessible and searchable through an Internet portal, and sustainably and frequently used for educational and other purposes.

“IBC would like to thank Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada for providing a 2016-17 contribution of $43,812 for archiving activities,” says Madeleine d’Argencourt, IBC Chair. The activities include refreshing a portion of the on-line archival videos. Over the coming months, approximately 200 of these can be found at www.isuma.tv/ibc-3, IBC’s newest Channel on the Isuma web platform. Descriptions for a number of the videos on IBC’s other Channels have been added as a part of this project.

“Our sincerest appreciation also goes to the Government of Nunavut’s Department. of Culture and Heritage for its 2016-17 contribution of $40,000 to assist with further IFVA development and conservation activities,” says d’Argencourt. This includes the finalization of the IFVA Policies Manual now available on-line at http://www.building4dreams.ca/about-ifva/. University professors from Queen’s and UBC guided the development of the manual aligning it as much as possible with Canadian archiving best practices. Especially worthy of note, the manual includes the policies governing acquisition of film and/or video that can be donated by individuals and organizations to the IFVA. Individuals and institutions can donate film and/or video meeting the acquisition criteria as capacity permits.

“There has been a lot of Inuit history, culture and other valuable information recorded over the last 40 years that is in the IBC Inuit Film and Video Archives” said Manitok Thompson, Archivist Assistant at IBC. “I can say that these [on-line] videos are Inuit made and in the Inuit language and include a number of dialects. They are definitely useful for educational purposes at all levels.”

The Inuit Film and Video Archives was established to preserve and store the priceless collection of historic film and video shot by Inuit since the 1970s. Annually, IBC has been digitizing a small portion of this estimated 9000-hour collection. Selections (primarily in Inuktut) are uploaded to the Internet for the public to view. Other parts of the digital collection can be viewed by visiting the Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit and consulting the Archivist. For more information on the IFVA and its services, including catalogue searches, video copies, and more links to on-line videos, please see the IFVA web page: http://www.building4dreams.ca/about-ifva/.

 

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For information, contact:

Debbie Brisebois

IBC Executive Director

Tel: 613-235-1892 ext. 232

Debbie@inuitbroadcasting.ca

 

IBC welcomes Gerry Philip as Multi-media Archivist

Monday, July 18th, 2016

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation would like to welcome Gerry Philip to the position of Multi-media Archivist for the Inuit Film and Video Archives located at the Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit, Nunavut. Gerry has completed the IBC Multi-media Archivist Training Program courses. Among his many duties, Gerry will be assisting to preserve the treasured IBC video collection through digitization. (Announcement PDF)

Gerry Philip photo

Biography

IBC offers post-production facility

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

If you ever find yourself in Iqaluit Nunavut and looking for a post facility, look no further.

IBC is a post facility to rival any facility in Toronto.  It has the latest technology, up to date Avids, clean and new building.

Their staff is friendly and helpful in finding solutions to your post needs.

Check out IBC, I highly recommend it.

Suelen Quon,
1st Assistant Editor
“The Grizzlies”

Suelen Quon at NMAC - June 2016

Suelen Quon uses an IBC edit suite at the Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit.
Photo: Alicee Laisa

 

 

 

IBC increases on-line video presence

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

(April 27, 2016 – Iqaluit, Nunavut)

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) is pleased to announce the results of several 2015-16 projects to increase its on-line video presence. “We are very happy to be able to increase the public’s access to our growing digital video collection. Over 500 videos from IBC’s Inuit Film and Video Archives were uploaded this year to IBC’s collection on the Isuma.tv web platform. This is in addition to over 700 last year” said Madeleine d’Argencourt, IBC Chair.

IBC also has newly produced material on Isuma from Takuginai, IBC’s well-known children’s show, and from a new series, Pituqait, which takes a look at and creates discussion about some of the treasures discovered in the Archives. These two are exclusively available as web series.

“There has been a lot of Inuit history, culture and other valuable information recorded over the last 40 years that is in the IBC Inuit Film and Video Archives” said Manitok Thompson, Archivist Assistant at IBC. “I can say that these videos are Inuit made and in the Inuit language and include a number of dialects. They are definitely useful for educational purposes at all levels.”

The Inuit Film and Video Archives was established to preserve and store the priceless collection of historic film and video shot by Inuit since the 1970s. Annually, IBC has been digitizing a small portion of this estimated 9000-hour collection. Selections (primarily in Inuktut) are uploaded to the locations below for the public to view. Other parts of the digital collection can be viewed by visiting the Nunavut Media Arts Centre in Iqaluit and consulting the Archivist. For more information on the IFVA and its services, including catalogue searches and video copies, please see the IFVA web page: http://www.building4dreams.ca/about-ifva/.

The locations of IBC web videos:

http://www.isuma.tv/pituqait – New series!
http://www.isuma.tv/takuginai-web-series – New 2016 productions coming soon! and 2015 available
http://www.isuma.tv/ibc – Over 700 from the IFVA with approx. 500 now described! http://www.isuma.tv/ibc-2 – 400 new from the IFVA!
http://www.isuma.tv/takuginai-educator-series – 161 clips of Takuginai with descriptions new from the IFVA!
http://aptn.ca/shows/ – Ilinniq and Qanurli
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaS2z18QW4dITTwoYu1nxOw – 25 available

Funding for digitization and the on-line activities was provided by:

Government of Nunavut

Government of Canada – Gouvernement du Canada

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

Pairijait Tigumivik Society

Nunavut Film Development Corporation – Takuginai Web Series

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For information, contact:

Debbie Brisebois
IBC Executive Director
Tel: 613-235-1892 ext. 232
Debbie@inuitbroadcasting.ca

 

BOARD MEMBER WANTED

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Inuktitut version

The Inuit Broadcasting Corporation seeks a Board Member-at-Large for a two-year, renewable term.

Some of the following experience would be an asset:
• Awareness of IBC productions
• Non-profit Board experience
• Knowledge of broadcasting/television production/new media
• Management experience in planning, organizational behavior, and finance
• Time to participate (teleconferences, one face-to-face meeting)

This is a volunteer position, however travel expenses are covered when attending meetings.

Please send your resume or letter of interest to:

INUIT BROADCASTING CORPORATION
309 Cooper St., Suite 310
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0G5
Fax: 613-230-8824
Email: info@inuitbroadcasting.ca

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2016

Windspeaker: Media Arts Centre helps people tell stories of the north

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Author: By Shari Narine – Windspeaker – Contributor IQALUIT

Volume: 33 Issue: 10 Year: 2015

It has been decades in the making but Debbie Brisebois still can’t believe it’s officially here.

On Dec. 2, the Nunavut Media Arts Centre had its official grand opening in Iqaluit. The 8,000-square-foot building is located in the core of the business and government district.

“It feels totally amazing,” said Brisebois, executive director for the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation.

The IBC began operating out of NMAC at the end of March when the first phase of the equipment installation, primarily for post-production, was completed. But the second phase, the studio and control room, was only finished in the last month.

“We’ve got pretty much everything we wanted and need, but there’s still more. There’s always more,” said Brisebois.

The budget for the centre, which included the facility, equipment and training, was set at $8.6 million. Fundraising has fallen $1.3 million short. That shortfall will be felt in going beyond basic training on the new technology and state-of-the-art equipment, as well as seating for a live studio audience, a welcomed feature for IBC productions. New office furniture will also have to wait.

The federal and territorial government primarily funded NMAC, although financial support also came through partnerships with Inuit organizations, private corporations and individuals. Brisebois expects the remainder of the money will be garnered through grants and more traditional fundraising.

“We’ve been talking about the need for something like this for about 20 years,” said Brisebois. “We started for real the planning about seven years ago.”

The need for a new facility was evident from the time IBC set up shop in a 1950s warehouse, which was never designed for television production or for office space. It was the second facility occupied by IBC in Iqaluit.

“We survived all those years there, but it wasn’t the optimum situation,” said Brisebois, adding that safety and health of staff was always a priority. NMAC has eight to 10 permanent staff and a “multitude” of contractors depending on what production is being worked on and what stage the production is at.

IBC has five production centres across Nunavut, with 29 Inuit staff at every level of the production chain, from director of network programming to technical producer to administrative assistant. All programming is conceived, designed and produced by Inuit for Inuit. Presently, IBC produces five series.

Brisebois is hopeful that local and territorial freelancers, performers, artists and production companies working in Nunavut will choose to make use of the new facility. Most material produced by independents in the territory is either assembled in small, home-studios or shipped south at considerable cost for editing and mastering.

Already this past summer, a production company from Quebec used NMAC for work it shot in the territory for its feature film, Iqaluit.

IBC sustains its core operations through self-generated revenues, with grants and contributions supporting specific activities and projects. The new facility will diversify that revenue generation and reduce dependence on government funding.

NMAC also has an Inuit Film and Video Archive, bringing together more than 30 years of historic material, an estimated 9,000 hours chronicling, from the Inuit perspective, the division of the territories, the creation of key national Inuit organizations, the concept and signing of Inuit land claims, the creation of Nunavut, and the evolution of a new political, social cultural environment. The work will now be catalogued, digitized, archived and safely stored, enabling the network to introduce management and administrative systems for receiving and responding to requests for access to archived material.

“We’re really blown away by the amount of support that we did get and it was a good validation of people seeing the importance of what IBC does, that we had so many people pitch in to make this happen,” said Brisebois.

Photo option: Jim Papatsie, with Inuit Broadcasting Corporation, in the new control room at the Nunavut Media Arts Centre.

– See more at: http://www.ammsa.com/publications/windspeaker/media-arts-centre-helps-people-tell-stories-north#sthash.iIsSTstr.dpuf

 

IBC Letter to Editor – Nunatsiaq News

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Nunatsiaq News – LETTERS: Nunavut January 14, 2016 – 8:30 am

Inuit Broadcasting Corp. thanks contributors to media arts centre

Want to donate? IBC still seeks $1.3 million in Revenue Canada eligible contributions – 

NUNATSIAQ NEWS –

IBC’s new media arts centre on Federal Rd. in Iqaluit. (FILE PHOTO)

The Inuit Broadcasting Corp. held a grand opening for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre on Dec. 2, 2015. It was a wonderful success!

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following contributions that have assisted us to get to this important milestone. A full list, which includes many generous individuals and companies, is available at here.

Guardian of Inuit Culture ($1 million+):

  • Government of Nunavut — ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓ — Gouvernement du Nunavut
    • Government of Canada — ᑲᓇᑕ ᒐᕙᒪᖓ — Gouvernement du Canada

IQ/Traditional Knowledge Champion ($100,000-$499,999):

  • Kitikmeot Inuit Association — ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ
    • Kivalliq Inuit Association — ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ
    • Qikiqtani Inuit Association — ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖓᑦ

History Keeper ($50,000-$99,999):

  • Pairijait Tigumivik Society — ᐸᐃᕆᔭᐃᑦ ᑎᒍᒥᕕᒃ
    • Kakivak Association — ᑲᑭᕙᒃ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃ ᑎᒌᖏᑦ
    • Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. — ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑦ
    • NMAC Builder ($10,000-$49,000):
    • R L Hanson Construction Ltd. — ᕼᐊᓐᓴᓐ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᑦ
    • Nunavut Film Development Corporation — ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑕᑯᓐᓇᕋᔅᓴᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᑦ

Undisclosed amount: Telesat — ᑐᓴᕈᑎᓕᕆᔨᑦ

Investors:

  • Qikiqtaaluk Corp. — ᕿᑭᕐᑖᓗᒃ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᓐ
    • NCC Properties Ltd. — ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓪᓗᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ
    • Atuqtuarvik Corp. – ᐊᑐᕐᑐᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᓐ

Financing: First Nations Bank of Canada — ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐊᓪᓚᐃᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᑯᕕᖏᑦ

On behalf of the IBC board and staff, I invite you to contribute to this success story and help diminish the remaining amount of $1.3 million — of the $8.6 million goal — for new media equipment and training, and related costs.

Tax receipts are available and donation information is available at http://www.building4dreams.ca.

Qujannamiimarialuk!

Madeleine d’Argencourt
IBC Chair

 

 

IBC featured project at LAC announcement

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Yesterday, IBC was the featured recipient at the Library and Archives Canada funding announcement in Ottawa. IBC will use the funds to continue its archiving activities at the Inuit Film and Video Archives, including: work on the inventory of the collection, digitizing, cataloguing, asset management system development, and on-line uploading and tagging of videos. (Speaking Notes

Debbie Brisebois, IBC Executive Director speaking about IBC's archiving work at the LAC Announcement - Dec. 15, 2015

Debbie Brisebois, IBC Executive Director speaking about IBC’s archiving work at the LAC Announcement – Dec. 14, 2015.

Manitok Thompson, IBC Archivist Assistant with the Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly at the LAC announcement - Dec. 14, 2015.

Manitok Thompson, IBC Archivist Assistant with the Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly at the LAC announcement – Dec. 14, 2015.

NMAC Grand Opening – Dec. 2 – Community Feast and Entertainment Donors

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

IBC wishes to send a very big thank you to the following for their contributions to our Community Feast and Concert in Iqaluit on December 2, 2015. The feast and concert were part of our Grand Opening celebrations for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
Atuqtuarvik Ltd.
Baffin Canners
Charles S. Coffey, O. C.
Government of Nunavut – Culture & Heritage
Grind & Brew
I Like Cake
Kitikmeot Inuit Association
Leesee Papatsie
Livingstone Architect
NAC’s Music Alive Program: Nunavut
NAC’s partner, First Air
NCC Development Ltd.
NCC Properties Ltd.
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc,
Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
Qikiqtani Inuit Association
Royal Bank of Canada
Travis Daley

The Community Feast, followed by very talented young musicians, was a huge success! There was plenty of food for everyone. Many thanks to Inuksuk High School for the use of their facilities. Thank you also to all who joined us for tours of the building, including the media.

Donors for the Nunavut Media Arts Centre can contact CCarry@inuitbroadcasting.ca or use this link: http://www.building4dreams.ca/how-to-make-a-donation/ to donate on-line.